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the government's standards. the british oil company is one of the largest u.s. government contractors. it holds the most leases in the gulf of mexico. that's where its deepwater horizon well exploded back in 2010, killing 11 people. bp recently agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties for that disaster. >>> well, let's turn our attention now back to the weather. right now it's actually pretty beautiful for much of the bay area, but it's going to happen again. the bay area bracing for the next round of wet weather, with the first storm now passed, we made it through. >> so far so good. the bay area spent the morning monitoring conditions in the east and north bays. our jodi hernandez is live in court t corte madera where people are drying out. >> reporter: they are. we're here in corte madera where there is a big pile of sand where folks can come by and pick up sandbags if they choose to do so. while the series of storms is expected to pack a huge punch, we found folks taking it all in stride. crews in the north bay are busy clearing storm drains and sweeping streets after round one of th
challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law that prevents the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same sex couples, even in states where it's legal for them to get married. >> those who are fighting to keep marriage between a man and a woman in california believes the high court will hear their case. >> this is something that fundamentally belongs to the people and their elected representatives to decide what marriage means and whether we're going to experiment with changing it. >> california has been in an on and off again relationship with gay marriage. it was allowed on valentine's day 2004, soon after that, those who believed marriage should be between a man and a woman filed an appeal, sending gay marriage rights all the way to the supreme court. >> even if they deny in the prop 8 case, that doesn't mean the next day you can do gay marriage in san francisco. what it means is the case has to be returned back to the ninth circuit. the ninth circuit has to return it back to the district court. >> reporter: tom and jeff say they're optimistic. >> for
families are displaced, people that have to work and stay at home with their kids. >> reporter: chris mcgovern says he almost had to stay at home from work because of the outages here. but he found a way to deal with it. >> we scrambled to all star rents and got two generators from them so we could do our job today. and everybody can continue working and try to get our client back into the house for christmas. >> reporter: people i talked to say they are just bracing for the next storm. reporting live in the marin headlands, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. >>> the dramatic weather made for a rough day at san francisco's ocean beach. the waves were big and choppy. not the kind preferred by surfers. meantime, portions of the great highway were shut down because of blowing sand and flooding. it was a busy day pour the tree trimmers from the parks department. this large tree fell on a pair of cars near the great highway and noriega. fortunately, neither car was severely damaged. right now on nbcbayarea.com, you can see some of the best images captures by our viewers. we'v
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